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Campus to host 40th reunion for classes of 1971-75

September 24, 2012

Discussions about Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, “The Godfather,” Billie Jean King and other early 1970s topics will be back in vogue this week at UW-Stout.

The Alumni Association is holding the 40th reunion for the classes of 1971-75 Friday and Saturday.

The 1972 Tower yearbook staffFriday’s activities will include a campus tour and an evening social. In the early 1970s the university consisted of about 15 buildings, compared with more than 30 today. The buildings east of Third Street E. had not been built, including the student center, library, Heritage Hall, Jarvis Hall, Micheels Hall and Applied Arts.

Enrollment was 5,299 in 1972 compared to about 9,300 today.

Saturday’s activities will include breakfast with a student panel; campus updates from administrators; a golf scramble and clinic; community tours; and an evening social and dinner. The dinner will feature food and wine pairings by Peter D’Souza from the School of Hospitality Leadership.

Following the dinner will be Distinguished Alumni Award presentations.

For more information or to register, go to the Alumni Association Web page.

Issues of the former UW-Stout yearbook, the Tower, are available online through the University Archives and Area Research Center at UW-Stout. To see the 1971-75 issues, go here.

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Photo caption

A reunion for the classes of 1971-75 will be held this week. Members of the Tower yearbook staff in 1972 were, bottom row from left, Rudy Novak, Rhonda Warren and Joan Tredon. Above, Ray Ehlert and John Dunster.

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